MSc Sports Engineering

Study Mode Full-time
Year of Entry 2025/26
Student operating video camera


Sports Engineering

Learn to develop and apply your technical knowledge to the world of sport on this applied course aimed at motivated graduates.

Everything you need to know...

  • Pound sign

    What is the fee?

    Home: £10,620 for the course
    International/EU: £19,705 for the course

  • Time

    How long will I study?

    1 Year

  • Location

    Where will I study?

    Collegiate Campus

  • Date

    When do I start?

    September 2025

Course summary

  • Gain the skills and knowledge to work at the cutting edge of research and development in the sports equipment industry.
  • Develop a biomechanical and physiological understanding of athletes so you can analyse athlete-equipment interactions in sport.
  • Have the opportunity to work abroad – with the possibility of Erasmus funding being available for European placements.

On this course you’ll enhance your technical, problem-solving and engineering skills and learn to apply them to the sporting environment.

Postgraduate open day

Come to an open day

Find out more at our postgraduate open days. Book now for your place.

Learn more

How you learn

Your lecturer's view

Watch course leader Dr John Hart talk about this course.

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

You’ll gain practical experience in techniques relevant to the sports engineering industry. You'll learn how to use engineering software and hardware – taught by experts who have a wealth of experience to share. 

There are also opportunities to study abroad at one of our with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus+ programme (until 2023) or the Turing scheme. 

You learn through

  • individual and group work
  • an industry-relevant project
  • placements

Course leaders and tutors

John Hart
John Hart
Senior Research Fellow

Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Sports Engineering Research (CSER), specialising in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and reverse engineering.

Applied learning

Work placements

You’ll have the opportunity to complete an industry-linked research project to develop your practical understanding of sports engineering, gain vital real-world experience and improve your employability. Recent student projects have been partnered to organisations such as Adidas, Ping, Mitre, FIFA, International Tennis Federation, and the English Institute of Sport.

You’ll also be provided with a significant number of opportunities to undertake additional placements, internships, and volunteer roles. You’ll be encouraged to develop your own experiences to enhance your career.

Networking opportunities

The course is delivered by the Sports Engineering Research Group, an internationally renowned group with over 200 years of cumulative experience in delivering research and consultancy. We have a large number of research staff and PhD students combined with a great alumni network, so you’ll be exposed to some of the latest research in the industry.

We have close relationships with many different sports companies and organisations and work extensively to enhance elite performance across many sports through our role as an English Institute of Sport research and innovation partner.

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • research and development
  • technology
  • analysis

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for

  • Adidas
  • FIFA
  • Babolat
  • Catapult
  • Hawk Eye
  • Taylor Made
  • Nike
  • Ping
  • Prince Sports
  • Mizuno
  • the English Institute of Sport
  • the Irish Institute of Sport
Graduate Success Story
White male in front of New Zealand All Blacks sign holding a trophy.

'I use the skills I learnt in my masters daily in my role as Concussion Research Coordinator with New Zealand Rugby - it has given me a foundation of skills that have become incredibly useful to me.'

Dyfan Rhys

Where will I study?

You study at Collegiate Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

Collegiate campus

Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.

Collegiate Campus map | Campus facilities 

Collegiate Campus map

Collegiate Crescent
S10 2BP

Get directions
Students outside Collegiate Library
Collegiate library

Collegiate Library can be found just off Ecclesall Road. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.

Learn more

Learn more about your department

Find out about sports and physical activity at Sheffield Hallam University.

Find out more about the centre

Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with 

  • digital and online resources to support your learning 
  • the state-of-the-art Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC) located at the Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park

Entry requirements

All students

This course has been designed for high achieving graduates from a wide range of technical subjects such as engineering, physics or mathematics. The course is selective and welcomes applications from graduates with a 2.1 or above.

You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more

Graduates from sports science degrees are welcome to apply if they can demonstrate sufficient expertise in mathematics and physics, for example good results at A-level, and have excelled in biomechanics throughout their undergraduate degree.

If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or a recognised equivalent. If your level of English language is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider an appropriate Sheffield Hallam University

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Important notice: The structure of this course is periodically reviewed and enhanced to provide the best possible learning experience for our students and ensure ongoing compliance with any professional, statutory and regulatory body standards. Module structure, content, delivery and assessment may change, but we expect the focus of the course and the learning outcomes to remain as described above. Following any changes, updated module information will be published on this page.

Final year

Compulsory modules

Applied Measurement In Sports Engineering
Credits 30
Assessment Coursework(40%) , Practical(60%)
Applied Project In Sport And Physical Activity
Credits 60
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Design And Innovation
Credits 30
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Human Factors In Sports Engineering
Credits 30
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Modelling Mechanics Of Sports Engineering
Credits 30
Assessment Coursework(50%) , Practical(50%)

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time study in 2025/26 is £10,620 for the course. The tuition fee displayed above is for the full course. If the full course is more than one year in duration, the fee will be divided into annual payments which will then be rounded. This may mean the total fee you pay is slightly higher than the fee stated above. If you take a break in study or have to re-take part of the course, you may also be charged an additional fee and will be notified of this at the time.

If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2025/26 is £19,705 for the course. The tuition fee displayed above is for the full course. If the full course is more than one year in duration, the fee will be divided into annual payments which will then be rounded. This may mean the total fee you pay is slightly higher than the fee stated above. If you take a break in study or have to re-take part of the course, you may also be charged an additional fee and will be notified of this at the time.

Students sat on a sofa

Postgraduate student loans

Up to £11,222 available for Home students on most masters courses.

Learn more

Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Sport and physical activity courses (PDF, 341.9KB)

Legal information

Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.


How do I apply?

You apply for this course via our online application form.

Apply for September 2024

You can also use the application form above to apply for future years of entry.

Not ready to apply just yet?

Why not come to our next open day? Open days are the perfect place to talk to staff and students, visit our campuses and get all the information you need. Alternatively, feel free to ask us a question.

Come to an open day Ask a question

Why choose us?

A trophy icon


We are Gold rated in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for the outstanding quality of our teaching and student outcomes

A head and shoulders icon


Join more than 1,500 students at our nationally-renowned Academy of Sport and Physical Activity

An office building icon


Learn in cutting-edge sports facilities, including our £6m sports park and a satellite campus at the English Institute of Sport

Where next?

Find out more about Sheffield Hallam's postgraduate opportunities and community.

Two attendees wearing coats, speak to a member of staff at a stand within the University's atrium

Come to an open day

You can chat to teaching and admissions staff, view our facilities and learn more about your funding options.

Book now
A crowd of attendees browsing stalls in the Sheffield Hallam atrium during an open day

Sign up for updates

Receive emails about postgraduate study, including application reminders and alerts for open days.

Sign up
Three female and one male student sat together around a table drinking hot beverages in a cafe.

Information for international students

Information for international students including entry requirements by country and funding.

Learn more

Cancel event

Are you sure you want to cancel your place on Saturday 12 November?